It’s that time of year again! The Edinburgh Marathon is just around the corner, and I for one couldn’t be more excited. As someone who spends so much time in this beautiful city, I can tell you that there’s a special buzz in the air when the marathon comes to town.
For those of you who don’t know, the Edinburgh Marathon is a massive running event that takes place annually in late May. The main event is the full marathon, which takes runners on a 26.2 mile journey through some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including Arthur’s Seat, Holyrood Palace, and the Royal Mile.
But the marathon is more than just a race. It’s a whole weekend of festivities and events that bring the city together in celebration of fitness, community, and Scottish culture. There are charity runs, kids’ races, and even a two-day running festival with food, music, and entertainment so if you’re lucky enough to be in town you should check it out!
If you do happen to be here I highly recommend taking some time to explore other parts of Scotland as well. Edinburgh is an incredible city, but there’s so much more to see beyond its limits. For example, you could take a day tour to Loch Ness and explore the beautiful Scottish Highlands. Loch Ness is famous for its mythical monster, but it’s also a stunningd body of water surrounded by rolling hills and picturesque villages. If you’re a golf fan, you could head to St Andrews, which is considered the home of golf. This beautiful coastal town is home to some of the world’s most famous golf courses, including the Old Course. Or, if you’re looking for a more relaxing day trip, you could visit Loch Lomond, which is the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain. The scenery is breathtaking, and there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, including hiking, cycling, and water sports.
No matter what you choose to do, I guarantee that you’ll fall in love with Scotland’s natural beauty and rich history. So why not make the most of your time in Edinburgh and explore everything that this wonderful country has to offer?
I hope to see you at the marathon, and I wish all the runners the best of luck!